Sunday, 15 September 2013

A playday

Today was fun, even if it was freezing cold in my studio first thing this morning. I decided today would be a relaxing day, making something with an idea that's been swimming around in my head for a few weeks now.

I had some of those giant cotton reels left over from a previous project and although I have used them before in this way, I haven't used them with the chipboard shapes (Eclecta range - PaperArtsy) that match my stamps. I love things that are really versatile and try to use a product in as many different ways as I can so although none of my techniques used here are new, the addition of the half cotton reel, really changes things up.


Here's a few close ups for you.




I will take it with me to Ally Pally next week, so if you would like a close up look, I will be with Mark and Leandra on the PaperArtsy stand on Saturday only. The colours in real life are much better than these pics show, it was such a wet and dreary day today, photographs were never going to be fantastic.


15 comments:

Jacqui Hall said...

It looks fab, very interesting idea.

Helen said...

It looks amazing, Lin - will be lovely to see it - and you of course!! - next Saturday! I have a shopping list... bet that surprised you... The flowers look fantastic - the blue-y one looks like a china plate, just beautiful.

sam21ski said...

WOW looks fabulous, pity I'm not going to get to see it IRL though!!

Just love how your flowers don't look like flowers, they always have a bit of something different in them.

Great use of the cotton reel too.

You're not on your own, been dark, wet and gloomy here today too, but nothing like a good make to cheer us all up!!!

Sam xxx

massofhair said...

Stunning as usual Lin, like how the reels look inset into your background :-)

Mark said...

Fabulous way to use up things! I am afraid i have to do with the photographs.... Have a great day at AllyPally!

Carol Q said...

that's beautiful Lyn. the reel looks fab

Lin said...

Beautiful Lin!! as always..Great colours..can't wait for Saturday!!!

TAM said...

Stunning project, wish I could see it in real life but will be talking daughter to Cardiff to start her Uni course - one day I will manage to get to Ali Pally and BSSS - was disappointed to see the Midland's version has been cancelled - hope this will be back next year.

Trish said...

It looks amazing! Have a great time at Ally Pally - wish I could be there!

isisimaginings.com said...

So beautiful, I love the colours.

Coco said...

Really beautiful make, I love it ! Have a good day. Coco xx

craftimamma said...

This is wonderful Lin! I'm another who sadly can't make it to Ally Pally :o( so won't get to see this irl! The colours look perfect for this time of year.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Jacqui Chimes said...

Really lovely - hope to see it IRL on Saturday

finnella03 said...

Lovely piece Lin.

Sophie said...

Super schön...